Michael Kelly in Rome - late 18th Century
from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 67-68:
The church of St. Peter appeared to me so magnificent, that our St. Paul's seemed but an epitome of it, though built on the same plan. When the Pope chaunts the Te Deum, assisted by the choir, and in some parts by the whole congregation (generally possessing good voices and fine ears), the effect produced is certainly sublime ; but it is in the Pope's chapel only, one can hear in perfection the divine music of Palestrina.
Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 67-68. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428139048247 accessed: 26 September, 2023
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written by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
|Date/Time||late 18th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|